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Friday, February 23, 2018

On February 8, 2005, the Petite Ville Métis Archaeological Site was designated as a Provincial Heritage Property under The Heritage Property ActThe 83-hectare site features the archaeological remains of a ca. 1870s Métis hivernant (wintering) village, including numerous mounds, depressions and building outlines.

The heritage value of the Petite Ville site resides in its status as the largest undisturbed Métis hivernant site in Saskatchewan and in its association with events and people that figured prominently in the development of Western Canada.  The site contains the best-known archaeological evidence in Saskatchewan, and some of the best in Canada, of Métis life at the time of their transition from nomadic bison hunting to settled farming.

Click here to learn more about the site.

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